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What does Kena mean?

Kena /ke-na/ as a name for girls is of Welsh derivation, and the meaning of Kena is "greatest champion". Kena is a version of Kendra (Welsh).

Associated with: greatest


Kena has 5 variants: Keni, Kenia, Kenna, Kennah and Kinna.

Kena has 10 more relations via Kendra: Kandra, Kenda, Kendrah, Kendrea, Kendri, Kendria, Kendrya, Kenndra, Kindra and Kyndra.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Keina, Klena, ..

(male) Kene, Keta, ..

How popular is Kena?

Kena is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2904 out of 4276, Top 68%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name history of Kena for girls. Kena entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #1836 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kena name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kena outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the history of the girl name Kena and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Kena appearing in the Top 2000 are Kendra (#259 via latest list), Kenna (#842), Kenia (#856), Kyndra, Kindra and Kenda. These forms of Kena were at the apex of their popularity 20 years ago (adoption of 0.16%) and are somewhat less common today (adoption 0.1%, 37% less). Kendra has been the most prevalent, though Kenna has gained in usage over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kena, Kenda, Kendra, Kenia, Kenna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kindra, Kyndra in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kendra outside U.S.

Similar Names


Kena is alike in pronunciation to Canna, Kani, Kayana, Keanna, Keeana, Keena, Keiana, Kennia, Kennya, Kenya, Keona, Keonna, Kiahna, Kiana, Kiani, Kianna, Kiauna, Kina, Kiona, Kionah, Kioni, Kionna, Konny, Queena and Quenna. Other suggested similar names are Abena, Anna, Avena, Bena, Buna, Dena, Duna, Dyna, Edna, Eena, Erena, Gana, Gena, Gina, Hena, Irena, Jana, Jena, Kadena, Kama, Keela, Kendal, Kenza, Kera, Keva, Keyne, Kia, Kine, Leana, Lena, Lyna, Mena, Neena, Nena, Nona, Nyna, Reena, Rena, Sena, Teana, Tena, Tina, Una, Unna, Vena, Verna, Xena, Zana, Zeena and Zena. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kena.